Cat Flap Fitter Dingwall Scotland (IV15): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your home in Dingwall, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats kept inside, much like people, can show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. The majority of Dingwall cat owners would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this might be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This basic model can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter your home.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot access or leave your house. The fact that any other cat in the Dingwall area who's got a similar collar can gain access to your house, is the downside with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The kind of cat flap that is can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in Dingwall feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. These days, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means it has the capability to be locked fully, allow exit only, enable only access into your property, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This offers you solutions for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.
If you're pretty good at DIY, putting in a cat flap should not be too difficult, if you have a timber door on your Dingwall home. However, if it needs to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it on your own. This sort of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled handymen who'll be happy to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN DINGWALL
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. New cat flaps can't be mounted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A dependable Dingwall cat flap fitter will diligently take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or two to manufacture. Once your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be put in.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid wooden doors are the simplest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your property in Dingwall. If you are a bit unsure about cutting a hole in your front or back door, you may be better off bringing in an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This type of project will not be expensive and will give you peace of mind that your pet will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Having said that, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which can cause some issues. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your home in Dingwall, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is certainly better left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. Installation involves a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Dingwall - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. You local cat flap installer will be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the door, wall or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed panel which has been pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been fabricated, cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DINGWALL
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a window, door or wall, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Dingwall area who'll be ready to help. There's no better method of finding an excellent cat flap fitter than by asking relatives and friends for referrals. You can be fairly certain that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, then you'll get a much similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek at least 3 price quotes from local Dingwall cat flap fitters. Study these price quotes carefully and do not always go with the cheapest quotation, because this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, just in case something should go awry.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Dingwall you should wind up with a quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Dingwall and also nearby in: Evanton, Auchterneed, Strathpeffer, Contin, Heights of Fodderty, Conon Bridge, North Kessock, Fodderty, Munlochy, Culbokie, Bishop Kinkell, Maryburgh, Muir of Ord, as well as in these postcodes IV15 9HG, IV15 0AE, IV15 9TE, IV15 9QE, IV15 9WJ, IV15 9JQ, IV15 9NL, IV15 9RP, IV15 9LE, IV15 9EA. Locally based Dingwall cat flap installers will probably have the phone code Dialling code 01349 and the postcode IV15. Checking this can make sure that you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Dingwall householders can utilise these and various other similar services.
Dingwall Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Dingwall cat flap fitter including cat flap repairs, 2-way cat flap installation Dingwall, pet flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap removal, replacement cat flaps Dingwall, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap services Dingwall, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, infrared cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors Dingwall, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors in Dingwall, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, cat flaps in metal doors in Dingwall, cat flap installation in wooden doors, large cat flaps in Dingwall, magnetic cat flap installation in Dingwall, conservatory cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, 4-way cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are other Dingwall cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Dingwall specialists will inform you of their whole range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Dingwall
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Cat Flap Installation Around Dingwall
Households in Tulloch Castle Drive, Deas Avenue, Waterloo Place, Neil Gunn Road, Ledvargid, Millcraig Road, Drumdyre Road, Mitchell Road, Old Evanton Road, Upper Dochcarty Croft, Lemlair, Ormidale Place, Nicols Court, Meiklefield Road, Urquhart Road, Macleod Place, Pitglassie, Logan Drive, Mount Gerald, Burns Crescent, Caberfeidh Court, East Bank, Old River Road, Leopold Place, Castlehill Road, House Of Greens, Mart Road, Dochcarty, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Dingwall postcodes: IV15 9HG, IV15 0AE, IV15 9TE, IV15 9QE, IV15 9WJ, IV15 9JQ, IV15 9NL, IV15 9RP, IV15 9LE, IV15 9EA. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Dingwall home and property owners were given dependable and top notch cat flap installation services.
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